It took Ford a while to enter the compact SUV market with its Ford Kuga, but it was worth the wait. Both four and front-wheel-drive versions are available, and Ford's stylish SUV majors on good looks and driver appeal, but it does so at the expense of some practicality. Its cabin is a snug fit for four adults, and there is only limited storage on offer. It feels like a tall Ford Focus to drive, and is a strong contender in the SUV class. It's not cheap, though, as it's priced to rival Volkswagen's Tiguan.
- Good value and well equipped
- Economical diesel engines
- Spacious interior
- Inferior automatic gearboxes
- Too many buttons inside
- Not as fun to drive as Mazda CX-5
The new Ford Kuga is the American brand's first compact SUV to be sold globally. This new Kuga offers more interior space than its predecessor, as well as lower running costs. It also offers a larger boot and a hands-free tailgate that can be operated by waving your foot under the rear of the car.